CLYDEBANK goalkeeper Josh Lumsden is to leave the Bankies at the end of April after a change of work circumstances.

The number one, who is set to move to Cyprus, has been in good form of late, and pulled off a string of saves to help the Bankies to a 3-1 victory over Auchinleck Talbot on Saturday.

The Dumbarton youth product joined the Bankies back in 2015, and has been a regular between the sticks since then.

And manager Kieran McAnespie said it was a massive blow for the club.

He said: “Josh is a very talented goalkeeper and unfortunately we’re going to lose him at the end of April.

“I would highly recommend him to anybody. I was going to recommend him to Huddersfield under-23s, but Cyprus is a different kettle of fish.

“He worked at Cameron House, and obviously with the fire there were a lot of jobs at risk, and his was one of them, so he was told his job wasn’t safe.

“In the interim I think he’d been applying for jobs and one came up that was in Cypru. You’re there for six months with a view to moving to Dubai after, and Josh’s family, his mum and dad are out in Dubai, so it’s a no-brainer for the lad.”

With that in mind, the manager is looking to fill the void left by the goalkeeper when he eventually leaves later next month.

With Scott ‘Stig’ Morrison the only other goalkeeper in the Bankies’ squad, McAnespie is likely to scour youth football to secure a fix until the end of the season, with the possibility of a development loan for a new shot-stopper.

He added: “We’ve got Stig there, but the two goalies have been brilliant for us this season. Josh has learnt a lot from Stig but losing him and Chris Black is a blow. We just need to look at getting another goalie in for Josh at the end of April.

“I’ll be watching a couple of under-20s games this week, and we just need to check a couple of things.”